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  • Who pays your doc? Coming soon to a site near you

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    WASHINGTON — When many of us have a medical appointment we're concerned about our finances: how much will we owe out-of-pocket? What's our co-pay? But next time, you may also want to ask your doctors about their financial situation. That's because nearly 95 percent of U.S....

  • House chairman: $3.7B border request 'too much'

    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama's multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House, as a growing number of Democrats rejected policy changes Republicans are demanding as their price for approving any...

  • Recall effort launched against Woodland Park mayor

    by matt steiner matt.steiner@gazete.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    An effort to oust Woodland Park Mayor David Turley took its first official step Thursday when a petition was submitted to city offices. Woodland Park city manager David Buttery said in an email Friday morning that the document had not been approved because some "minor corrections"...

  • Computer crash temporarily restricts drivers license renewals

    by matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    A system failure on the state level restricted driver's license services for more than two hours all over Colorado on Friday. According to the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder's office, their offices remained open during the failure as the issue restricted only replacement and renewal...

  • Colorado recreational pot sales dip for 1st time

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado sold less recreational pot in May than in April, the first month-to-month sales decline for the drug that became legal at the beginning of the year. Tax collections reported by the state Department of Revenue this week showed Colorado sold about $21 million of...

  • No deals on fees between Colorado Springs council, mayor

    by Monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach is pitching a plan to waive park and school fees for downtown residential developers, but it may be shot down by Colorado Springs City Council members. Some said they wouldn't support it if Bach vetoed their business license fee legislation. On Wednesday, Bach did...

  • Dems slam Bloomberg for 'rural' Colorado remarks

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    PUEBLO — Some Colorado Democrats are publicly cringing at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's off-base remarks about two of its cities. In an interview with Rolling Stone posted online Thursday, Bloomberg said Pueblo and Colorado Springs, the state's second largest city, were...

  • Minnesota company interested in buying Colorado Springs Utilities' electric division

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Xcel Energy has an interest in buying Colorado Springs Utilities' electric division, which includes the controversial Martin Drake Power Plant. The Minneapolis-based company, which has Colorado operations, asked Colorado Springs Utilities if it would entertain the idea of selling its...

  • Judge: Gay couples can keep marrying in Colorado

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    DENVER — Gay couples can keep getting married in Colorado, even though the state's gay marriage ban is still in effect, a judge ruled Thursday. The decision by District Court Judge Andrew Hartman added to the national confusion over same-sex marriage, as he found a county clerk can...

  • Colorado clerk OK'd to give gay marriage licenses

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    DENVER — A Boulder County clerk who has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of Colorado's gay-marriage ban can continue, a judge ruled Thursday. Boulder County Judge Andrew Hartman decided county clerk Hillary Hall can ignore a federal stay on a ruling...

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